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Ackerd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Ackerd begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Ackerd family

The surname Ackerd was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Ackerd family

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Ackerd Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ackerd has been recorded under many different variations, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Ackerd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ackerd family to the New World and Oceana

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ackerd or a variant listed above: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..

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